A must read for a mother newly diagnosed with HER2+ breast cancer ByTracyon May 15, 2015 Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase Everything has happened so quickly. It's 5/14/2015, my mom told me she was having a "minor" surgery less than a month ago just as a precaution. The small town surgeon lead us to believe it was all taken care of with his stellar lumpectomy. When we met with the Pathologist 10 days later we were blind sided. We walked into that room "knowing" she had "cancer lite.." We expected some radiation and some follow up screening...What we heard was this is an aggressive and invasive cancer, HER2+, 6 months chemo, then radiation, with a good chance it would come back. What I read this book the day after the news, between my own Google MD courses. Thank You! I realize every outcome is different, but your humorous spin and gritty truths has made me so much more positive and confident about my moms outcome. I knew she was a Tiger, it makes all the difference. Finding Humor in the Darkest Moments Bysherry zitteron April 20, 2015 With honesty, courage and humor, Linda takes us with her on her unpredictable journey through her breast cancer treatments. Detailed and informative, yet often tongue in cheek, this witty story is chock-full of sound advise and wise ideas -- such as the benefits of baking cookies for the chemo technicians and docs! Linda has written a humorous and intelligent book about a very scary disease BySherry Nisbeton April 6, 2015 I received this book from a friend right after being diagnosed with breast cancer myself. Linda has written a humorous and intelligent book about a very scary disease. I highly recommend this book to everyone whether you have cancer, know someone with cancer or just want to read a good book. Thank you for allowing us to go on this journey with you!!!!!! Tears and laughter ByCheryl Von April 1, 2015 Linda's wine glass is always half full. She always finds the humor in every situation and makes the most of all of her treatments by surrounding herself with friends and family. She is a true inspiration to anyone who is experiencing any type of health issue. This book was funny, heart-warming as well as educational. I truly enjoyed it. I love this book- it was hysterical Bychristine clemsonon March 17, 2015 I love this book- it was hysterical, irreverent and poignant. What a great read- so inspiring too. If you have to go through it, this is clearly the way to do it! GREAT READ BySTEPHEN F SARGENTon February 24, 2015 Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase I loved this book...it made me laugh and almost cry. Linda's way of dealing with this horrible disease was so amazing...she is amazing. It was a real look into Linda's day to day feelings and struggles, it shows you just how strong you have to be inside and out. It is no surprise she kicked cancer's butt!!! I think everyone should read this book..even if you are not dealing with cancer...it will give you a little insight into what a person who is going through this has to deal with and maybe make you a better person through understanding. Great Read!!! Marsha Sargent From a fellow cancer survivor Byjohndonneindisguiseon February 1, 2015 I'm a cancer survivor myself, and I don't really enjoy re-living my treatment days, so I wasn't even sure I wanted to read this book. But I decided to take a chance on it, and I'm glad I did. I found myself rooting for Linda (even though clearly she survived to tell the tale!), yes getting pangs of heartache when a particular comment or experience threw me back in time to my own situation, and thoroughly entranced when her experience was new for me. She writes in an easygoing, easy-to-read, humorous style, and is incredibly open about what she went through, sharing the bad as well as the good and the parts that honestly were not good but she made them as positive as possible. Definitely worth your time.
Do you want the raw, honest truth about dealing with breast cancer? This book tells all (and shows all – beware - middle aged pornography!)
CANCER! You must be scared sh*tless! (Pardon the swear word but you are reading the description a book with the F word in the title.) I know exactly how you feel!
Side note, not to ruin the ending, but I lived… or I wouldn’t have been able to write this book to help you LIVE through lite to medium breast cancer.
So, cry, make sure your will is up to date (you are probably not going to need it but it is part of the process), cry some more, tell your loved ones, cry some more... and then kick some cancer a$$...
Things that you will get out of this book:
· Chemo isn’t as scary as the movies make it
· Wearing wigs can be fun
· You ARE strong enough to handle this!
· Your relationships with everyone you know will become clearer, (Some people you think will be great will totally suck and others you never noticed will be superstars.)
· Step by step guidance on how to deal with everything from sex to wigs to fake eyelashes during treatments
· Tips on how to get your “vavoom” back after the doctors are done messing with you.
Bottom line, lite to medium breast cancer is pretty curable thanks to the gabillion dollars of research they have done and you or your loved one will probably be fine.
This is just a little lump in the road and I look forward to seeing you or your loved one turn out more fabulous than ever!!! Send me a picture! email@example.com
You’ve got this!